Foundation / Corporation
Idaho Fire Chief’s Association (IFCA)
Grants to Idaho fire departments, associations, organizations, individuals, and non-fire groups for fire safety education programs. Program audiences may include fire chiefs, firefighters, or the general public. Please note that requests must be exclusively for fire safety education activities and that applications may be rejected if they are more equipment, operational, or training oriented.
The Idaho Fire Chief’s Association (IFCA) announces the 2018 Fire Fighter License Plate (FFLP) grant program. These grants are awarded annually from available funds received through the Idaho Fire Fighter’s License Plate (FFLP) Fund program. Grant applications are reviewed by the FFLP Grant Review Committee. The Committee carefully evaluates all applications and establishes the grant amounts. 2017 marks the 17th year of this highly successful program.
Grant applications may only be requested for a single item or activity. Requesting funds for a laptop computer would be acceptable, whereas, a request for a laptop computer and an LCD projector would not be eligible in the same year. You may request one item (the laptop) this year, but you would have to apply for the second item (the LCD projector) in a subsequent year. “Fire prevention handout material” would be considered a single item (brochures) but there could be a dozen or more different types of brochures.
GrantWatch ID#: 181174
Grants are generally “capped” at a maximum possible award of $2,500 - $3,000 though a higher amount may be requested. This is to allow funding of as many grant requests as possible.
There is no minimum grant amount that may be requested and no guarantee that the full requested amount will be awarded.
Grant awards for commonly requested electronic equipment, specifically laptop computers or LCD projectors, are typically “capped” at a set amount based on the current common price for a basic version of that equipment. (In 2017 that amount was about $500.)
All grant request amounts need to be rounded off to a whole dollar amount.
No grants will be “automatically” renewable. A new grant request is required for each grant period (annually) and a separate application must be submitted each year.
An organization, agency or group may only submit one (1) grant application each year. Fire departments with “joint duties” (a municipal and a rural district), that have more than one Idaho FDID number registered with the State Fire Marshal’s IFIRS program, may submit one grant application per FDID number. Your FDID number must be provided if you are a fire department applicant. Grant requests from a fire department must have that agency’s head person (Chief, Director, Chairman, etc.) sign digitally by including their name in the space provided on the application form.
Associations or organizations may submit only one (1) grant application for the parent organization. However, sub‐groups within larger association, such as Chapters, Locals, Divisions, etc., may also submit one application per each sub‐group. Individuals and non‐fire groups are only allowed to submit a single application.
Administrative costs are not eligible for funding.
Up to 75% of the available grant fund balance that has accrued as of July 1st is awarded. It is estimated there will be about $60,000 available for grant awards in 2018.
Grant application forms for 2017 must be received no later than Friday, June 22, 2018.
The 2018 FFLP grant awards will be announced and distributed in August. Please plan accordingly if this time factor might affect use of anticipated funding or procurement.
From time to time a special or urgent grant need may arise outside of the normal application period. If you feel you qualify, you may submit a grant application form to the IFCA offices at any time with an accompanying letter of circumstances stating “why” the special request grant should be funded and the reason for the urgency. This will be forwarded to the FFLP Grant Review Committee for consideration and they will render a decision whether to fund it or not.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Patty Morgan, Executive Director
Idaho Fire Chief’s Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 2133
Boise, ID 83701